Kejriwal, Five Others Gave False Statements Against Me: Jaitley

FM Arun Jaitley has recorded his statement in a Delhi court in a criminal defamation complaint filed by him.

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Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has recorded his statement in a Delhi court in a criminal defamation complaint filed by him. (Photo: Reuters)

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, on Tuesday, recorded his statement in a Delhi court in the criminal defamation complaint filed by him against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and five other AAP leaders, accusing them of making false statements against him and his family members.

During the recording of his statement, Jaitley told Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sanjay Khanagwal that Kejriwal and these five persons had given “false” and “defamatory” statements against him and his family members.

Jaitley, who appeared before the court amidst tight security, also said that statements have been made to deflect attention from the CBI probe against a particular person who is working with Kejriwal, the court sources said.

Jaitley had on December 21 filed criminal defamation case against Kejriwal and five other AAP leaders for allegedly defaming him and sought their prosecution for offences that entail a punishment of upto two years in jail. The complaint referred to some of the allegations made by AAP leaders in press conferences, including one that claimed that the CBI raided the office of Delhi government official looking for Jaitley’s “tax scam files” and that there was corruption worth several hundred crores under Jaitley’s tenure and that he had shielded DDCA for over 15 years.

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